Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. AMA's 7 tips for responsible AI use in healthcare

    Artificial intelligence has demonstrated its ability to improve healthcare by reducing workflow inefficiencies, predicting health outcomes and speeding up diagnoses, but significant questions remain about how to ensure these technologies are created and deployed responsibly.
  2. Walgreens expands digital health platform, adds collaborations with Children’s National Hospital, Abbott & more

    Walgreens grew its digital health platform March 4 by expanding four existing collaborations with healthcare providers and adding 11 new ones.
  3. COVID-19 and pediatric cancer care: 7 survey findings

    In a worldwide survey, 78 percent of institutions said the COVID-19 pandemic affected their ability to provide childhood cancer care, according to findings published March 3 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. 

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  1. 16 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 16 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  2. Joint Commission, Kaiser launch care equity award in memory of Bernard Tyson

    The Joint Commission and Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente on March 4 unveiled an annual healthcare equity award in memory of Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser's late chair and CEO.
  3. ACA special enrollment period sees 200,000 sign-ups so far

    More than 200,000 Americans have signed up for health insurance coverage through the ACA marketplace after the Biden administration opened up for a special enrollment period.
  4. Memorial Hospital unveils first phase of $10.5M cardiology lab expansion

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Memorial Hospital unveiled its electrophysiology lab and updated catheterization lab during a March 3 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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  1. Inflammatory heart disease among professional athletes who've had COVID-19 rare, study finds

    Inflammatory heart diseases such as myocarditis and pericarditis are rare among professional athletes who have had COVID-19, according to a study published March 4 in JAMA Cardiology.
  2. AmerisourceBergen awards CEO $14.3M pay package despite $6.6B opioid settlement

    AmerisourceBergen CEO Steven Collis is slated to receive a 2020 pay package 24 percent larger than the one he received for 2019, a bonus the drugmaker made possible by removing its $6.6 billion opioid settlement costs from its year-end CEO evaluation, according to a March 2 report from The Washington Post.
  3. Researchers find link between COVID-19, Type A blood

    The SARS-CoV-2 virus may more easily bind to the airway cells of people with Type A blood, according to a study published March 3 in Blood Advances.
  4. Moderna vaccine causing delayed rash in some recipients, small study says

    Some recipients of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine experience delayed rashes that can take about six days to heal, according to a small study published March 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  1. Novartis to help manufacture CureVac's COVID-19 vaccine

    Novartis said March 4 that it will help manufacture CureVac's COVID-19 vaccine candidate. 
  2. Tenet Massachusetts hospital hires replacement nurses as possible strike looms

    St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., said it has hired replacement workers ahead of a planned strike, amid contract talks with the union representing its 800 registered nurses.
  3. US vaccinating 2 million people per day

    The U.S. is now vaccinating about 2 million people per day on average, The New York Times reported March 3. 
  4. Oregon hospital workers strike

    About 150 technical employees went on strike March 4 at St. Charles Health System's hospital campus in Bend, Ore., according to hospital and union statements.
  5. California investigates Providence after physicians' complaint of religious limits on care at Hoag

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is being investigated by California's attorney general, Xavier Becerra, over allegations that it inappropriately applied religious care restrictions at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported March 3. 
  6. 12,000 Wake Forest Baptist Health employees to receive pay increase

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Health plans to invest $23 million in market adjustments and pay alignments, including raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour, the organization said March 3.
  7. Humana joins $200M funding round for digital home care provider 

    DispatchHealth, a provider of in-home medical care, on March 3 closed a $200 million series D financing round. 
  8. UnitedHealthcare's $100M lawsuit against medical labs moves forward

    A lawsuit filed by UnitedHealthcare that accuses medical labs of operating a $100 million billing scheme will move forward after a judge denied some of the defendants' motions to dismiss the claims, according to court documents and Bloomberg Law.
  9. 100,000 patient records exposed, some deleted, in ransomware attack on Arizona clinic  

    A January ransomware attack on an Arizona eye clinic encrypted data files on its patient scheduling and billing software and in some cases deleted patient information, according to the clinic's online breach notice. 

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